Who is the Largest Automotive Manufacturer?

After a decade of growth, China surpassed the United States as the world’s largest automotive market in 2009. Since then, in spite of a recovery in US sales, China has widened the gap, with sales of 23.5 million vehicles compared with 17 million in the US. Some say the best times for China’s automotive industry […] Read more »

How To Deduct Car Repairs and Expenses.

Did You Know You Can Deduct Mileage or Car Repair Expenses? The cost of operating a car, truck or other vehicle is tax-deductible when driving for business purposes, medical purposes, moving and relocating, or charitable service. In these circumstances, you’ll be able to deduct the cost of operating your car or truck. The amount of […] Read more »

Why Crossovers Conquered the American Highway

Something extraordinary is happening in the American automobile market. A new style of vehicle is taking over the supermarket parking lots, rural highways, and city streets. It’s part SUV, part car, part minivan. It is the Crossover. Crossovers have grown from an interesting experiment by Toyota, Honda, and Subaru in the mid-1990s into the biggest thing in […] Read more »

7 Auto Repairs That are Worth Every Penny

Auto Repairs that are Worth the Money. 40% of U.S. drivers put off auto repairs, according to a 2011 survey by Consumer Reports, with some respondents reporting that the reason they didn’t go wasn’t financial at all.   They were embarrassed by the state of their car. Some 21% of 18 to 34-year-olds acknowledged they didn’t fix […] Read more »

Automotive Diagnostics and Reading Codes

The truth about reading codes and diagnostic fees. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard: “You can just hook it up to the computer and KNOW whats wrong with my car!” Or how many times I get “Autozone told me I needed to have this part replaced” The truth is when we […] Read more »

Car Maintenance for Summer

Great Ideas to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly in Summer. The summer always brings hurdles for any car as the heat can drastically affect the performance of all cars. Everything from exterior paint right down to the tires can be subjected to damage if proper summer car maintenance tips are not followed. There are some strategies, however, to maintain […] Read more »

Seven Car Repairs Worth The Money

Going to an independent garage can feel like going to the dentist. In fact, around 40% of U.S. drivers put off car repairs, with some respondents even reporting that the reason they didn’t go wasn’t financial, it was that they were embarrassed by the state of their car. We say no worries, when it comes to car maintenance […] Read more »

Auto Repair Checklist for Spring

Spring Checklist Auto Repair After what seemed like an endless winter, you may be planning to hit the road for a spring or summer road trip. Some basic low cost auto repair can save thousands. AAA service estimates that it helps more than 9 million stranded motorists during a summer. If, like most Americans, the average age of […] Read more »